Published on: 12 June 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 12 June 2019

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Paul Greengrass took on the industry’s over-reliance on networking, and a new study exposed severe inequality in the animation sector. Meanwhile, the BBC came to a decision on TV licence fees for the over-75s, and we responded. Read all about it below. 

Television

The BBC came to a decision on TV licence fees for over-75s, and Directors UK responded

Paul Greengrass has said that the UK film and TV industries are far too reliant on networking. (Screen International)

Indiewire takes a look at Fleabag’s outstandingly awkward dinner sequence in season 2 — featuring some great insight from director Harry Bradbeer.

Pose writer-producer Janet Mock writes about her first experience directing for The Hollywood Reporter.

One in five TV viewers have admitted to calling in sick to binge-watch TV shows, The Guardian reports. 

Film 

A new study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative showed that that in the past 12 years, only 3% of animated film directors were women. (New York Times)

Richard Linklater reminisces about making Dazed and Confused for The Guardian.

BFI Player has launched a US offshoot UK classic films. (Screen International)

Welsh director Jamie Adams talks about the art of improvisation. (Little White Lies)

Meanwhile, the iconic 20th Century Fox building in Soho may be facing demolition, Screen Daily reports. 

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea.

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